Life is a Dream: In Quotes

This May, Rambert Dance Company return to Sadler’s Wells with a stunning new work by the Olivier Award-winning Danish Choreographer Kim Brandstrup and inspired by Pedro Calerdon de la Barca’s Spanish Golden Age play Life is a Dream. As we prepare to be transported to a dream-like world in this brand new production, we take a look at some quotes from famous writers, musicians and filmmakers on the theme of ‘dreams’…

“What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” Sigmund Freud

Life is a Dream in rehearsal

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” William Shakespeare

“Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” Mick Jagger

“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” Jack Kerouac

Life is a Dream in rehearsal

“I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” Emily Brontë

“But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” William Butler Yeats

Life is a Dream in rehearsal.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” J. K. Rowling

“I can’t remember any dreams in my life. There’s so much strange in real life that it often seems like a dream.” Tim Burton

Life is a Dream runs at Sadler’s Wells from 22 – 26 May. Tickets are available now priced from £12 by calling the Ticket Office on 020 7863 8000 or visit our website.